About Siaka Stevens Stadium
Siaka Stevens Stadium is a multi-purpose sports facility located in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. The stadium is named after Siaka Stevens, the first President of Sierra Leone, and it has a seating capacity of 45,000 people.
The stadium was built in 1979, and it has since been the home ground for the Sierra Leone national football team. It has also been used for various sporting events such as athletics, basketball, and boxing, as well as concerts and political rallies.
One of the notable events that took place at the stadium was the 2007 African Cup of Nations, where it hosted several matches during the tournament. The stadium has also hosted other international matches, including World Cup qualifiers and friendly matches.
In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the stadium, including a renovation project that began in 2018. The renovation project aimed to upgrade the stadium's facilities, including the installation of new seats, upgrading the lighting system, and the installation of a new scoreboard. The project also included the construction of a new VIP section and media center, as well as the installation of a new playing surface.
The completion of the renovation project has provided a much-needed facelift to the stadium, and it has once again become a prominent venue for sporting events and other activities in Sierra Leone. With its improved facilities and modern amenities, the Siaka Stevens Stadium is set to continue serving as an important landmark and cultural center in Sierra Leone.